The Guernsey Sports Commission is embarking on a major data gathering exercise to audit all sporting facilities on the island.
‘As part of our work towards delivering the required outcomes from the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture’s Active 8 Plan for Sport, we are going to be investigating all sporting venues on a parish by parish basis with the aim of generating a comprehensive library of facilities, opening times, community usage patterns and user groups,’ said the Commission’s Relationship Director, Steve Sharman.
‘We will then be able to use this information to inform our wider Facilities workstream.’
The Commission’s own Action Plan highlights a review of local sports facilities as one of its priorities.
‘We recognise that the island is well served by its current facilities which are on the whole well used,’ said Steve.
‘There is however an increasing need to improve elements of this usage and further develop sports facilities in partnership with landlords, sports and the States of Guernsey. But we need good quality, comprehensive, up to date information before we can look at areas for development or where there are gaps in provision.’
Amy Fallaize (pictured) has been commissioned to carry out the data gathering exercise supported by the Sports Commission’s internship student Harry Barrett-Giles.
‘I’m really excited to be working with the Sports Commission,’ said Amy.
‘I look forward to learning more about the island’s huge variety of sporting facilities and meeting the brilliant people who look after them.
‘I feel lucky to be part of such a strong sporting community in Guernsey and I’m grateful for this opportunity to give something back. I hope that by working with the Sports Commission on this research I can help Guernsey’s sports facilities to be the best they can be.’
Amy will be starting her research shortly with the aim of reporting back later this year.
‘We want to ensure that Guernsey’s vision for sport is underpinned by the best possible facilities that are accessible to all. Amy’s research will help us do that,’ said Steve.
For further information on the Commission’s Action Plan visit https://guernseysports.com/our-action-plan/